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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
It’s a simple fact of life: bacon makes everything better. From eggs to ice cream, delicious bacon is turning up just about everywhere, Our uncommon contribution to this cured pork renaissance is the Bacon Brown Ale. This is a West Coast Nut Brown Ale brewed with toasted buckwheat and a generous serving of bacon-cured pork.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Jenafly75 (10) - Sea Bright, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Like I said before with Uncommon Brewery, EVERYTHING IS DONE ORGANICALLY - this Bacon Ale Comes only in a 30L Keg but its no ordinary Keg, no sir, its a Bag in a box, you throw it away once its empty! Thank you for thinking of our environment Uncommon!! Now to the beer, BACON!!!! YUM what a concept! I was the lucky winner to taste this at Twin Lights Tap House in Highlands NJ. From what I hear its very limited so get there while its still on tap!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
barleysoda (2) - Beach Haven, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2012 does not count
I thought I was going to be enjoying this with breakfast. The aroma made me think so. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised to find a beer that  had more going for it. The flavor was that of a well made ale and the smokyness of bacon. Rest assured I liked what I tasted and I was not disappointed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
t_wc_0 (5) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2012 does not count
Can from IBS. Served at 4 degC. Aroma upon opening, slightly roasted malts & anise hint of smoke (as i read the label) Pours with a medium head consistent med/large bubbles, which lingers through 2nd sip. Gradually fades to strong lacing around edges. Also sharp but mellow bitterness. Anise & bitterness mellows & roasty subtle sweetness shines due to excellent body & mouth feel. Smooth & subtle biscuit malts follow. Hint of dill fronds compliments subtle sweetness. As it warms hint of alcohol is noticeable. Slight sweet smokiness. Serious food pairing possibilites; bacon, smoked salmon, porcini mushroom, vegimite, parmesan & soy. To the kitchen!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2013
16 oz can poured a clear reddish brown with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of carmel, brown sugar, light spice and a hint of bacon. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, brown sugar and light spice with a smooth lingering brown sugar finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8012) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2015
16 ounce can. Pours a mostly clear dark red brown color with a small white head. A nice smooth coffee and chocolate toast nose. The flavor is berries, toast, light smoke, fruity hops. Very flavorful and smooth. Nice. I love me some hoppy brown ales, and pork is a bonus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12741) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Week and alright bacon notes. Moderate bitter long finish. Creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jstraw (1954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Gold-amber with good, fine-bubble, foamy tan head / Light nose of hop, spice, and smoke / Medium body, creamy and lush, dry with low fruit, with bitter finish / Flavors of dry hop, buckwheat, clove, coriander, seeming rye spice, with just a hint of bacon / Not really a brown ale, more like a rye ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
22nd November 2012
Clear dark brown beer, massive cream coloured head. Unusual fruity nose - a little blackcurrant! Palate is light and airy with mild crispy carbonation. More fruits - slight Dr Pepper vibe, a little blackcurrant! Trace of bubblegum ester. Not much malt. Semi dry finish. Bacon? Maybe a trace of it in the aftertaste. Unusual and interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
On tap at 515 in Santa Cruz. Brooklyn is getting a ton of hype over their bacon beer and I’ve heard Cigar City is not far behind, but this is the first one out that I know of. This is also made with organic buckwheat. Sample size glass as part of a flight. Very light in color for a brown ale, actually closer to a hazy orangish gold. Nice off-white froth leaving some lacing. Aroma is lightly smokey with a citric tinge, again not very ’brown.’ Flavor is citric with a hint of nuttiness (buckwheat). The bacon comes through during the finish as a smokey ashy note, sort of like the aftertaste of bacon rather than the de facto taste of bacon. Light bodied and maybe a bit thin, I would say this beer comes up short of its potential but it’s still a cool concept and another solid offering in the Uncommon lineup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2010
Pours a light brown with a off white head. Aroma is caramel and malt. Flavor is buckwheat, bacon and hops. Not too much bacon, perhaps not enough bacon but the buckwheat sure is interesting.

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